For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WidthMen: Normal, Wide
Updates to Danner TrailTrek
- The TrailTrek is a Danner hiking boot sufficiently equipped with features to give adventurers an athletic kind of performance while out on the trail. Its scuff-resistant upper, which is mostly made of leather, is imbued with a Danner-exclusive waterproof membrane.
- Making up its heavy-duty sole unit is the footgear’s stout midsole and Alpine Ascender outsole. Its front end is rockered, a feature that improves toe offs, especially on flatter ground.
Danner TrailTrek size and fit
Danner’s TrailTrek is a mid-cut day hiking boot for men. Its fit, according to the brand, runs true to width and length. It is offered in D – standard and 2E – wide widths. It comes in a decent number of full and half sizes. The DTLY last around which the footwear is built gives it a snug heel and a contoured arch for extra support. Its lace-up closure offers a secure and customized lockdown.
A Danner-owned outsole called Alpine Ascender is what grants wearers enough traction on various outdoor surfaces. Thanks to its multi-directional lugs and aggressive tread patterns, it is capable of digging into the looser sections of the trail, thereby improving its grip performance. It comes engineered with a heel brake to provide users with adequate slip and skid resistance on descents.
Promising a cushioned and stabilized ride is the TrailTrek’s EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. It has quite the thick construction to give hikers an ample supply of shock absorption with every stride. Housed within its stocky medial section is a nylon shank—an additional component that doubles down on arch support. What helps it provide underfoot comfort, on the other hand, is the boot’s removable insole (also made of EVA).
Full-grain leather is what mainly constitutes the Danner TrailTrek’s stitched-on mid-top upper. It is engineered with breathable nylon panels and a sturdy toe rand. Its ability to wick away moisture and fence out most types of watery elements is courtesy of Danner Dry. To help wearers put on or remove the boot faster, Danner engineers placed a fabric pull loop on its heel.
Its lockdown system is comprised of metallic eyelets and a synthetic lace. The open, hook-like design of its top eyelets allow for quicker lace-ups.